GBCHealth News and Opportunities | January 2012
GBCHealth Awards Dinner 2011


Business, Health and the Road Ahead

May 14-15, 2012 | New York City

GBCHealth Conference 2012 Human Sustainability:  Why Health is the Anchor of CSR Panel

The signature event for business engagement on health is the GBCHealth Conference and Awards dinner. Join us May 14-15 in New York City to explore the future role of business in creating a healthier workplace and world. Muhtar Kent, Nicholas Kristof, Barbara Bush, Dean Ornish, Deepak Chopra and many other leaders will share the stage providing both insights and inspiration.

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Recognition, Visibility for Corporate Leadership in Global Health

May 14-15, 2012 | New York City

GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards 2012 Winner

This year's Business Action on Health Awards recognize the most innovative and results-oriented achievements in corporate engagement on global health. Don’t miss the opportunity to see your programs recognized on GBCHealth’s communications platforms and at the GBCHealth Annual Conference and Awards Dinner. Applications must be completed by February 8.

Learn more | Learn How to Submit an Award-Winning Application | Download our Awards One-Pager

Join GBChealth at the XIX International AIDS Conference

July 21, 2012 | Washington, D.C.

Together to END AIDS | An Evening to Benefit amfAR and GBCHealth

Celebrate 30 years of cross-sector collaboration in the fight against AIDS with GBCHealth and amfAR on July 21 in Washington, D.C. This dinner, on the eve of the XIX International AIDS Conference, will pay tribute to the tremendous leadership and innovation of the private sector and their partners to end the AIDS pandemic. Join us for a cocktail reception, seated dinner and world-class entertainment.

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GBCHealth Welcomes 31 Committed Companies, Organizations to the Coalition

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GBCHealth Welcomes 31 New Members in 2011

GBCHealth is thrilled and honored to welcome 31 exceptional companies the Coalition over the past year, each committed to leveraging its resources to making a healthier world. These 31 companies represent diverse industry sectors including mobile technology, health, nonprofits, IT, mining, consulting, chemical, automotive, clothing and food and beverage.

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Join the GBCHealth Team, with these Open Positions

Communications Manager
GBCHealth is looking for a Communications Manager with strong writing and editorial skills coupled with interest and experience in global health. The position focuses on writing, editing and managing the communications that shape the evolving story of our work and that of our members. Learn more

Manager, Membership and Advisory Services
GBCHealth seeks a Manager to be based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The primary responsibility is to manage member accounts within the SADC region and develop engagement strategies for GBCHealth member companies and organizations. This includes management and development of relationships with senior executives in Fortune 500 companies and top international health NGOs. Learn more

Internships (January - June 2012)
We have a variety of exciting internships available at GBCHealth — helping to build the health leaders of tomorrow with hands-on positions in events management, digital media and communications, development and others. Learn more

New GBCHealth Facebook Page

Like GBCHealth's New Facebook PageGet important updates and interact with our network — Like the new GBCHealth Facebook page. Also stay abreast of global health and CSR news by following GBCHealth on Twitter or joining our LinkedIn group.

GBCHealth 2012 Events Calendar Published

GBCHealth 2012 Events Calendar Now AvailableGBCHealth is pleased to announce the 2012 Events Calendar — our most far-reaching global events line-up. Each year, across the globe, GBCHealth provides platforms for leading thinkers from the private sector, governments, multilaterals and civil society to discuss the essential role of business in addressing global health challenges. Thousands of global health leaders engage with GBCHealth at its hosted events each year.

For a detailed look at what GBCHealth has planned for 2012, click here.

Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Action Forum

March 29-30, 2012 | New York City

Healthy Women, Healthy Economies field visit

Thought-leaders from the businesses, government and civil society will come together at this GBCHealth Action Forum to sharpen our understanding of the role of business in improving health and opportunities for women and girls globally. Participants will leave the event with action items to help eliminate health and opportunity disparities facing women.

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Scotiabank has made significant contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean — from creating HIV/AIDS workplace policies to taking a leadership role in fighting stigma in the region. What began in 2001 as an effort to protect the bank′s employees living with HIV/AIDS has become a global philanthropic effort to promote awareness to both citizens and government officials on HIV/AIDS related issues. This World AIDS Day, Scotiabank announced their Global HIV/AIDS Strategy, which will unite their HIV/AIDS programming across 55 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Addressing Regional Health and Development

January 27 | Rustenburg, South Africa

Addressing Health and Social Development in South Africa

GBCHealth will help address health and social issues in the Rustenburg area of South Africa at the Greater Rustenburg Forum on January 27. The forum, hosted by member company Royal Bafokeng Holdings (Pty), will bring together the corporate sector, representatives of local and regional branches of the South African Departments of Health and Social Development and academics, to create a course of action for addressing social and health needs of the local population.

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Getting to Zero in China

China Leverages Social Media and Mobile Phones to Promote HIV Prevention

GBCHealth took part in the United Nation′s Working Together to Achieve the Three Zeros World AIDS Day event in Beijing on December 1, 2011. The event focused on the UNAIDS Getting to Zero strategy: zero discrimination, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero new infections. As part of the zero new infections programming, GBCHealth′s Michael Schreiber introduced the Elena Pinchuk Social Media and Mobile Phones competition. The global competition awards up to $10,000 to innovative start-up companies that use social media or mobile phones to promote HIV prevention. Regional winners were announced at the event.

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What We′re Reading

Elizabeth Sorensen, VP, Human Resources

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes | This book, winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize, is Julian Barnes′s 19th and the first of his that I′ve read — but certainly not the last. Tony Webster, a man in his later sixties, divorced, the father of a grown daughter and comfortably retired. This is the story of Tony, his friendship with former classmate Adrian Finn and memory. I found this novel so compelling, intriguing and frustrating that as soon as it ended, I read it again. Easy to do, since Barnes skillfully packs just exactly what is needed into a scant 176 pages. If you have a couple of hours free, dive into this one, and then maybe dive again. — Elizabeth Sorensen, Vice President, Human Resources

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Defining Forward: Conference and Dinner 2012

Business Action on Health Awards 2012

IAS Conference: Together to END AIDS Dinner

GBCHealth Welcomes New Members

Join the GBCHealth Team

New GBCHealth Facebook Page

2012 Events Calendar

Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Action Forum

Member Spotlight: Scotiabank

Health and Development in South Africa

Getting to Zero in China

What We're Reading


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Greater Rustenburg Forum on Health and Social Development

Rustenburg, South Africa


Business Action on Health Awards Applications Due



Corporate Tree Planting Event to Reduce AIDS Stigma

Beijing, China


Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Action Forum

New York, New York


Global Fund Annual Private Sector Delegation Meeting

Geneva, Switzerland


GBCHealth Conference and Awards Dinner

New York, New York


Candlelight Memorial to Reduce HIV/AIDS Stigma

Beijing, China


Summer Camp for AIDS Impacted Children

Beijing, China


Together to END AIDS Dinner

Washington, D.C.


Submitting an Award-Winning Application

Building Partnerships that Work

Building mHealth Partnerships that Work

Ramping Up Business Action on Nutrition